Miss Colombia's response to awkward Miss Universe mistake is perfect and gracious

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Miss Colombia, Ariadna Gutierrez, is the epitome of grace, dignity and humility.

"Everything happens for a reason," a tearful Gutierrez said in a video posted to Twitter by the Miss Universe pageant.

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After being incorrectly crowned the new Miss Universe on Sunday -- an honor that was soon given to the actual winner, Miss Philippines, in one of the most awkward live TV moments of all time -- the 21-year-old pageant star kept her head held high.

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LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 20: (L-R) Miss Colombia 2015, Ariadna Gutierrez, has her crown removed by Miss Universe 2014, Paulina Vega, and given to the winner of Miss Universe 2015, Miss Phillipines 2015, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach. Miss Colombia, Ariadna Gutierrez, was incorrectly named Miss Universe 2015 during the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant at The Axis at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on December 20, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 20: Miss Philippines 2015, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach (R), reacts as she is crowned the 2015 Miss Universe by 2014 Miss Universe Paulina Vega (C) during the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant at The Axis at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on December 20, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Miss Colombia 2015, Ariadna Gutierrez, was mistakenly named as Miss Universe 2015 instead of First Runner-up. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 20: Miss Philippines 2015, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach (R), reacts as she is crowned the 2015 Miss Universe by 2014 Miss Universe Paulina Vega (C) during the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant at The Axis at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on December 20, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Miss Colombia 2015, Ariadna Gutierrez, was mistakenly named as Miss Universe 2015 instead of First Runner-up. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 20: Miss Philippines 2015, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, who was mistakenly named as First Runner-up, reacts as she is named the 2015 Miss Universe during the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant at The Axis at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on December 20, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 20: Miss Philippines 2015, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach (C), who was mistakenly named as First Runner-up reacts with other contestants after being named the 2015 Miss Universe during the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant at The Axis at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on December 20, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 20: Miss Philippines 2015, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach (C), who was mistakenly named as First Runner-up reacts with other contestants after being named the 2015 Miss Universe during the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant at The Axis at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on December 20, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach is crowned Miss Universe 2015 on stage during the 2015 MISS UNIVERSE show at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, in Las Vegas, California, on December 20, 2015. Miss Philippines was named Miss Universe, but in a drama-filled turn worthy of a telenovela. The pageant's host comedian Steve Harvey, also a talk show host, misread the card which he said had Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez as the winner. AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACON / AFP / VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 20: Miss Colombia 2015, Ariadna Gutierrez, is incorrectly named Miss Universe 2015 instead of First Runner-up during the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant at The Axis at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on December 20, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The winner of Miss Universe is Miss Philippines 2015, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach (not pictured). (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 20: Miss USA 2015, Olivia Jordan, is named a top three finalist during the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant at The Axis at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on December 20, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 20: Miss Colombia 2015, Ariadna Gutierrez, is named a top three finalist during the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant at The Axis at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on December 20, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 20: Miss Philippines 2015, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, is named a top three finalist during the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant at The Axis at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on December 20, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 20: The top 15 finalists (L-R) Miss USA 2015, Olivia Jordan, Miss France 2015, Flora Coquerel, Miss Philippines 2015, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, Miss Dominican Republic 2015, Clarissa Molina, Miss Indonesia 2015, Anindya Kusuma Putri, Miss Australia 2015, Monika Radulovic, Miss Brazil 2015, Marthina Brandt, compete during the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant at The Axis at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on December 20, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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"I'm happy! I'm happy for all what I did to [reach] this dream," Gutierrez said. "Thank you all, thank you for voting for me."

Miss Colombia's emotional words were soon drowned out by a chorus of her friends and fellow contests yelling, "We love you!"

READ MORE: Miss Universe 2015: Behind-the-Scenes of the Pageant's Super Awkward Finale

Being gracious in the face of defeat is one thing, but being this gracious after being led to believe that you're the new Miss Universe and having the crown pulled off your head in front of millions of viewers? That's another level of grace and class all together.

For more on Miss Universe host Steve Harvey's embarrassing mistake, check out the video below:

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